Understanding cat house-soiling behavior
This video from Cats Protection UK explains the differences between toileting and marking behaviors in cats and gives an insight into why these may occur inside a house or a pen. Using two examples of cats that are house-soiling, the video works through the possible causes and looks at ways in which they can be changed.
Dr. Rachel Casey works with the two cats’ guardians to understand the pets’ problem behavior and propose simple solutions. In the first household, the cats are urine spraying small spots on surfaces as marking behavior. In the second home, kitty is urinating in large puddles in certain spots on the carpet and floor.
Dr. Casey is a Cats Protection lecturer in feline behavior and welfare. She is a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine (Companion Animals), a RCVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and a certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist.